The first screen in Halon Tax is probably the most important as the IRS requires that you enter your business name, address, EIN, and more at the top of your tax return. 

The required information is:

Business Legal Name
Street Address
Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Telephone Number
Business Type

Business Legal Name:  This is the name of your LLC or Corporation as it was registered with the state and with the IRS.  The easiest way to find it is by looking at the Form SS-4 that was filed to create your EIN.

Employer Identification Number (EIN):  This is like a social security number for your business.  It is how the IRS system tracks your specific business and tax account.  You have to file Form SS-4 to obtain one, and the IRS creates the number for you.  Your bank will also ask for this information.  If you do not know it, contact the IRS.  You cannot file a tax return without it.

Street Address:  This is the mailing address you want all of your IRS and official correspondence to be mailed to.  This is also where the IRS staff would travel in an audit, so make sure it is your place of business.  It can be your home, your office, or another business location.

Telephone Number:  Use your business number or cell phone number. 

Business Type: You can select S-corporation or Partnership.  S-corps file on Form 1120S while Partnerships file on Form 1065.  For an in-depth discussion on business type, click here.

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